Empire of the Ants is actually not a recreation we anticipated to be introduced for the PS5, however now we’ve seen it in motion, we’re intrigued. The Microids outing – formally due out in 2024 – guarantees to take you on an “extraordinary journey by way of the infinitesimally small” as you “information your colony in the direction of a brighter future”.
The blurb explains: “Because the Ant Savior, your mission is to steer your folks, rebuild their dwelling, guarantee their security, prosperity, and conquer new territories throughout altering seasons. Discover, strategise, confront, and have interaction in diplomacy to overcome the myriad challenges that lie forward.” To us it appears a bit like Pikmin – albeit rather more photorealistic, because it’s operating in Unreal Engine 5.
Curiously, that is primarily based on a French novel by Bernard Werber, which is surprising supply materials. We’re not overly acquainted with the unique work so we are able to’t remark additional on that, however there may be an outdated PC-based real-time technique launch primarily based on the identical content material, so this isn’t the primary time it’s been tailored right into a online game.